I couldn't disagree more with your logic as to why Cuban might not be as guilty as the SEC claims. Simply because someone has been successful and become wealthy due to their own hard work does not mean they're particularly careful to stay on the path of the law abiding citizen. Greed is something that can corrupt people from all walks of life. From gold-diggers like Anna Nicole Smith or remorseless executives like Dick Fuld, greed will push morals and common sense to the back-burner. Clearly Martha Stewart fell victim to the same situation, faced with the possibility of losing a fairly insignificant amount of money (in respect to her overall wealth) she chose to break the rules and try to beat the system. The SEC believes that Cuban did the same here and I hope that an unbiased investigation yields a definitive answer so he can move on with his life.